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Title: Clinical Aspects of Osteoarthritis Part I
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:
Kenneth D. Brandt, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Continuing Medical Education Information:
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Vindico Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit tm. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material is approved for 3 years from the date of release, August 25, 2010 to August 24, 2013.
How To Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit:
To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the Pre-test questions, read the articles, complete the CME Post-test, and complete and return the registration form and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 4 out of 5 of the Post-test questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the Post test is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm certificate that will be e-mailed to the participant.
Robert D. D'Ambrosia, MD
Chairman Department of Orthopedics
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
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The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.
Planning Committee and Faculty members report the following relationship(s):
Kenneth D. Brandt, MD
Consulting Fees: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Purdue Pharma, Bioiberica, Covidien, Nicox, Ferring, Sanofi-Aventis
Ownership Interest: Pfizer
External reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Robert D. D'Ambrosia, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Target Audience: This program is designed for rheumatologists and professionals in the field of rheumatology.
Unlabeled and Investigational Usage:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.
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